Dr. Nihar Patel, MD

Dr. Nihar Patel, MD

Hematology & Oncology •  Male • Age 38

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Nihar Patel, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Patel has more experience with Breast Cancer, Renal Oncology, and Pancreatic Oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Willis-Knighton Medical Center and Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women's Health. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patel to book an appointment.


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Hematology/Oncology Associates

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Hematology/Oncology Associates2600 Kings Hwy Ste 340 Shreveport, LA 71103
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    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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I would recommend Dr. Patel to others. He answers all of my questions. He doesn’t rush the appointment. The staff are also very nice and helpful.
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It is a bit scary when you are diagnosed with cancer, but Dr. Patel has the knowledge, the compassion and the bedside manner to put you at ease about your diagnosis. He has been treating me for several years and so far the results are mostly positive. On a visit to his office I always feel like he cares about ME. He’s fully attentive and clearly explains everything about what is currently going on . He is THE BEST and I highly recommend him.
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We would definitely recommend Dr. Patel. My husband had lymphoma along with other health issues. Dr. Patel is so compassionate and caring. He never wavered in treating my husband for the lymphoma and dealing with other illnesses. We felt so comfortable talking to him. He got him through many difficult situations and he is doing so much better today. He is not having any chemo at this time and we see Dr Patel for check ups. He is a fine young man and an awesome doctor.
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Danny and Vickye Graves – Dec 07, 2019
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Dr Patel is a wonderful doctor !! Bedside manners are great !! I would highly recommend him !!
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Brenda Dale – Nov 16, 2019
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Dr. Patel is the best. He has treated me for almost 3 years. I think the world of him and would highly recommend him. The whole staff is great.
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Mike Comfort – Nov 08, 2019
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Dr Patel is a caring and wonderful doctor. Easy to talk to because he really listens. Proud to have him as my doctor. Made the best and right choice.
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Ken Von Hollen in Magnolia , AR – Nov 07, 2019
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I would like to say that Dr. N. Patel is my lifesaver!!! I started with him in 2015 after being treated somewhere else. He is very considerate, kind, and trustworthy. His staff is very kind and helpful. I am so glad that I chose and he accepted me as his patient.
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Judy Beth Triplet – Nov 04, 2019
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My physician for the past four years. Diagnosed my issue and swiftly moved me into the hospital and surgery, alleviating my issue and improving my quality of life. He moved quickly where others dragged their feet on my diagnoses. Great bedside manner and excellent staff.
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George – Oct 26, 2019
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One of the kindest doctors I have ever been to. He takes time with you, answers all your questions and just really cares!!
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David Rockett – Sep 16, 2019
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Dr. Patel was sent to me by God; I couldn't be more Blessed to have such a Wonderful Dr. From the first day I met him; He was So Personable and calmed my nerves. Like one of the other reviewers said he rolled his stool right up to me and my daughter and talked face to face with us and asked what was going on; although he already read my diagnosis/tests he wanted to know how I felt and my concerns. His Skill, Competence, and Expertise surpasses anyone in this field. By the Grace of God he has restored my health and I'm looking forward to being Cancer free under his care.
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Vickie Blackwood – Sep 05, 2019
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Dr. Patel is always kind and caring. He is easy to talk to and listens to you. I have never felt rushed. I feel he is very competent! Could not rate ease of scheduling urgent appointments, never had to.
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Nelta Naquin in bossier City, LA – Sep 05, 2019
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Dr. Patel is one of the only doctors I've been to that keeps his scheduled appointment times. And has a wonderful bedside manner.
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Jeff Wyatt – Sep 05, 2019
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I came to Dr. Patel for a second opinion. The first oncologist I saw wanted to take a "wait and see" approach to my metastatic renal cell carcinoma. I was so scared! Dr. Patel didn't carry a computer, he didn't carry a cell phone; he rolled his stool right up next to me and asked me to tell him what was happening with me. He was and continues to be amazing! Of course he looked at all the scans and labs and tests.....but he talked to me first! He created a plan for treatment, and we are having good results. I say we because I feel like he and his staff are in this with me. I hate to think about where I would be if it weren't for Dr. Patel.
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Betty Lockhart – Aug 18, 2019
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From my first visit on,Dr. Patel treated me like a good friend! Always had time to talk about my condition and never felt rushed! The Willis Knighton cancer center in whole is a awesome place with great and caring staff. I don't feel that I could have had a better experience anywhere else.
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Michael Massey – Aug 17, 2019
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My family and I are very blessed to have Dr. Patel as my oncologist. Dr. Patel's experience and knowledge has given me the confidence to fight this disease head on. He is very attentive to our concerns. Often people do not know how to react to this type of diagnosis. This can and does create questions regarding treatment. He has taught me that everyone and their diagnosis is different. He has told me on several occasions to have anyone questioning his treatment options to call him, he would be happy to answer any questions they have. That is so comforting to me. Shuts down negativity instantly. A huge percentage of this fight is attitude. Dr. Patel and his staff's attitude reflects positivity. As a patient fighting this disease there will never be too much positivity and for that I am very grateful.
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Melissa S. – Aug 04, 2019
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This was a routing follow up visit following a partial colectomy in 2016.
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All visits with Dr. Patel are pleasant and informed ones. His expertise is exceptional. His "bed side manner" unmatched. He is an actual Godsend to me. God bless thy Physician!
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Kathy – Aug 01, 2019
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I have been very pleased with the levelof care I have received from Dr. Patel. He takes time to listen to my concerns and explains all aspects of my treatment. He has answered of all my questions thoroughly and honestly. His staff is kind and efficient. This is the type of care you want and need when you are dealing with illness. I highly recommend Dr. Patel. You will not be disappointed.
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Sandy – Aug 01, 2019
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I was super impressed with Dr. Patel and his staff. They are really efficient and very friendly. They answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease about my condition. I would definitely recommend Dr. Patel to anyone needing a hematology-oncologist! There is no doubt that he is a good doctor.......he's an LSU fan!!!
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Brandy Kennington – Jul 30, 2019
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Since doctor Patel has been my oncologist I have felt completely satisfied with his diagnosis and treatment of my health issue. He diagnosed my health problem with one visit and started the correct treatment immediately. The chemo treatment he put me on has me now in complete remission. He is also very caring about his patients, keeping them informed about everything that is going on during their treatment. He listens to his patients an answers any questions regarding their treatment and what results are expected throughout the whole process. I am completely satisfied how he handled my health issue and how he continues to do so. I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone who would need an oncologist.
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Practice Areas

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer specialists diagnose and treat the presence of malignant cells in breast tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.Compare with other Breast Cancer specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Breast Cancer more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

Renal Oncology

Renal oncology focuses on the management and treatment of kidney cancer through surgery, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation, and chemotherapy.Compare with other Renal Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

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Kidney Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Kidney Cancer more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 61% of their peers

Pancreatic Oncology

Pancreatic oncology focuses on the management and treatment of pancreatic cancer through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Pancreatic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pancreatic Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Pancreatic Cancer more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

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Blood Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Blood Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Anemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Anemia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Neutropenia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Neutropenia more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Biography

Dr. Nihar Patel, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Patel has more experience with Breast Cancer, Renal Oncology, and Pancreatic Oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

George Washington University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
George Washington University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
George Washington University Medical Center
Internship Hospital

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Willis-Knighton Medical Center

Shreveport, LA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women's Health

Shreveport, LA

WK Bossier Health Center

Bossier City, LA
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

WK Pierremont Health Center

Shreveport, LA